Hardware Retailing

SEP 2016

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | September 2016 94 Newsmakers PRO Group Honors PRO Hardware Retailers With Annual Award Find more details about these events and others online at TheRedT.com/calendar. To have your event added, contact Kate Klein at kklein@nrha.org. September 9-11 Horizon Distribution, Inc. HDI Annual Conference & Trade Show EXPO Yakima, Washington 15-17 Blish-Mize 2016 Fall Buying Market Overland Park, Kansas 16-18 Monroe Hardware Fall 2016 Dealer Market Myrtle Beach, SC 16-18 True Value Fall Reunion Denver 18-20 Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market St. Jacobs, Ontario 22-24 Bostwick-Braun Co. 2016 Fall Dealer Market Toledo, Ohio October 7-10 Do it Best Fall Market Indianapolis 12-14 Wallace Hardware Co., Inc., Fall Dealer Market Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Upcoming Events R unning an effective hardware business takes skill, dedication and love for customers and the industry. And for their success, three retailers are being honored by Denver-based PRO Group, Inc. This year, PRO Group awarded its Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award to Debbie Supply PRO Hardware. The annual award is presented to a PRO Hardware retailer who's greatly dedicated to the principles and ideals of effective hardware merchandising that PRO Group founder Paul L. Cosgrave developed. Also honored were Fayetteville PRO Lumber & Supply and Zillah PRO Hardware. For the full story, head to TheRedT.com/PRO-awards-2016. Debbie Supply PRO Hardware, East Rochester, New York Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award Winner PRO Retailer of the Year, The Bostwick-Braun Company With a varied product assortment, excellent customer service, a friendly environment and community service, Debbie Supply PRO Hardware has mastered the recipe for success. Store owner Mark Barbero is committed to stocking the store to fit his customers' every need, including hard-to-find items. He continuously adds new items to the store's assortment, and makes it a priority to provide personal service to everyone who walks through the door. Fayetteville PRO Lumber & Supply, Fayetteville, Tennesee Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award Finalist PRO Retailer of the Year, Wallace Hardware Company "To provide the customer with excellent service, convenient shopping hours and competitive pricing." That's the mission statement at Fayetteville PRO Lumber & Supply, and the ownership and staff at the company strive to deliver it each day. Fayetteville PRO takes pride in its ability to stock or special order all products required to build a home from the ground up, and provides great service to keep their customers coming back. Zillah PRO Hardware, Zillah, Washington PRO Retailer of the Year, Horizon Distribution, Inc. Zillah PRO Hardware is a company that has found success both in business and in its community. The 25-year-old company has built strong plumbing and electrical categories over the years., Store owner Ken Waymire continues to improve the store inventory based on the wants and needs of his customers. The store has a strong reputation in the community, and is known to open at any hour to help a customer with an emergency.

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